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Common Carp

Cyprinus carpio


The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish of eutrophic waters in lakes and large rivers in Europe and Asia.[2][3] The wild populations are considered vulnerable to extinction, but the species has also been domesticated and introduced into environments worldwide, and is often considered an invasive species.[2] It gives its name to the carp family: Cyprinidae. It is on the List of the world's 100 worst invasive species.




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EmilyMarino 9 years ago

I love this series so much! What great timing!

Voddy 9 years ago

And hopefully I'm gunna upgrade soon to an even better DSLR

Voddy 9 years ago

Yeah exactly :) I have a nikon and in my opinion I think it does have a slight advantage because they are good with taking action shots like you mentioned but both canon and nikon are respectable brands so it depends on the person I guess. But most of my PN spotting are on a canon compact camera but now I realized how important PN actually is then I started taking it seriously and started using my nikon. And it's very good.:)

Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz 9 years ago

I know many people who prefer Nikon. It seems more suited for action photography and some say has sharper lenses. I am quite happy with Canon but am not partial to either, other than I happened to start out with Canon 20 some years ago and had too much invested to warrant a brand change. Maybe one day I'll try out a Nikon and see what I think.

Voddy 9 years ago

Nice, although canon is very good. I think i prefer nikon just a little bit more but they are both probably the best brand of cameras out there. :)

Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz 9 years ago

Thank you! I am using a Canon EOS 5D and most often a Sigma 150-500. For my macro stuff I use a Canon 100mm 2.8 and if needed a diopter to get even closer.

Voddy 9 years ago

Very good job man :) you have really good spottings. and by the way what type of camera do you use?

Steve Lenz
Steve Lenz 9 years ago

Thank you everyone.

I don't know why they jump. It could be to knock parasites off.

Wiki answers has this:

auntnance123 9 years ago

Very neat. Do you know why they are jumping? I've wondered this about mullet in certain waters as well.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Wonderful shots!

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 9 years ago

Fantastic shot!!!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Walking on water!

Steve Lenz
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Steve Lenz

Burbank, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012



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